2021 THEME: Life on the Edge
Series: The Servant King
TITLE: The Deadly Lure of Legalism
Scripture: Mark 7: 1-23
Two ways to look at the Bible:
1. Progressive Christianity- (liberalism)
2. Legalism- (very closed approach)
I. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A LEGALIST (1-13)
#1- A legalist honors God with their (lips), resulting in (false worship).
#2- A legalist makes the Word of God (vid), resulting in (disobedience).
II. THE CONFUSION OF A LEGALIST
Every one of us has the (root of sin) inside us.
To the Pharisee, to the legalist, (outward is everything).
Corruption is not (external), but (internal). Impurity is not a matter of the stomach but of the (heart). Defilement is not what goes in but what comes out.
The basic problem with humanity is not (what we do) but (who we are).
The point is clear: it is always (about the heart).
Next Week: Series: The Servant King
Title: Sometimes We Get It/Sometimes We Don’t- Mark 8:1-21, 27-30